Opinion

For the Record

In a Times editorial published July 31, it was stated that a conditional sentence is commonly handed down by the courts for a conviction of viewing and/or distributing child pornography. In fact, the Criminal Code of Canada prohibits conditional sentences for convictions involving offences for which there is a minimum sentence. Since 2005, the Criminal Code has set minimum prison sentences for accessing and distributing child pornography. The Times apologizes for the error. Furthermore, the editorial did not intend to suggest that government directly influences the judiciary.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

More than $10K run up on stolen debit card
 
Solidarity vigil for Jose Figueroa on Friday
 
Modern day Jesse James robs banks in three provinces, including Aldergrove
Arrest in historic Surrey homicide
 
Legal marijuana in Blaine now short walk from B.C.
 
LETTERS: City must keep on top of trains
NFL: The Best Quotes and Clips from Super Bowl Media Day (VIDEO)
 
Prince George team wins BC Scotties in Maple Ridge
 
Sands took on ALS with positivity

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.